Jean G. Roland is joined by CSI President Dr. William J. Fritz (left) and Dr. Fred Naider
Jean G. Roland is a native Staten Islander, a published poet, and a fervent supporter of the Staten Island community and the College of Staten Island. She has served in a number of capacities, such as former board member of the Staten Island Museum, the Staten Island Mental Health Society, and Staten Island Historical Society. Beyond her literary pursuits, where she participated in writing workshops at The New School and the Noble Maritime Collection, Ms. Roland has also studied sculpture with Alexander Archipenko, and William King at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as welding at Pratt Institute. She was married to the late Dr. Albert Roland, a graduate of Curtis High School, The City College/CUNY, and New York University Dental School, who eventually served as President of the Richmond County Dental Society. Although Dr. Roland was an alumnus of City College, the Rolands have been supporters and good friends of the College of Staten Island because it was the CUNY institution in their community. Ms. Roland has continued that support and dedication to this day.